Sunday, January 3, 2015
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Dallas Stars travel to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the New York Islanders on Sunday, January 3, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Stars at +102 and the Islanders at -113. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Dallas comes into this matchup having played 39 games. They have an overall record of 28-8-3 and on the road they have a record of 12-4-3. Currently they are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 137 goals and given up 98 goals for a point differential of +39. New York shows up with a record of 21-12-5 including 12-6-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 105 goals and surrendered 89 for a goal differential of +16.
Tyler Seguin has accumulated 50 total points this season for the Stars. He has 23 goals this season with 156 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jamie Benn has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 24 goals on 117 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Antti Niemi has 16 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 680 shots against him and has given up 55 goals. He has made 625 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
John Tavares has accumulated 28 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 14 goals this season with 103 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Kyle Okposo has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 8 goals on 74 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 11 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 561 shots against him and has given up 36 goals. He has made 525 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
The Stars have 59 total points this season. They have scored 136 goals while giving up 96 goals. They have had 124 power play opportunities and have scored 29 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Stars have allowed 110 power play opportunities and given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.75% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Islanders have a total of 47 points on the season. They have 19 power play goals on 105 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 110 power play opportunities and have given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. As a team, the Stars have a total of 102 goals scored while they've given up 87 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.21%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 27-11 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 20-19-0 against the over/under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 18-17 straight up
The New York Islanders are 13-22-3 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Injuries
12/30/15 RW Ales Hemsky Lower Body expected to miss 7-10 days
10/05/15 RW Brett Ritchie Wrist out indefinitely
01/01/16 RW Valeri Nichushkin Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. New Jersey
New York Islanders Injuries
12/31/15 GO Jaroslav Halak Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Pittsburgh
11/28/15 GO Jean-Francois Berube Lower Body out indefinitely
01/01/16 D Johnny Boychuk Shoulder is downgraded to out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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